3 reasons why you should work at GC2018

Talk to anyone who works for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and they’ll bubble over with excitement.

Working at a major sporting event isn’t just a source of income, it can be a life-changing experience. Why?

  1. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
  2. You’ll gain new skills and new networks.
  3. It allows you to follow your passion.

“It’s a wonderful team environment to work in, everyone is very enthusiastic,” says Stephen Doran, manager of the Queen’s Baton Relay for GC2018. Doran started his major sporting events career at Sydney 2000 and has been employed in related roles ever since at numerous different games. Doran grins from ear-to-ear when describing his job at GC2018.

If you’re still not sold, listen to Doran and his colleagues talk about what it’s really to be part of the action or read some of the testimonies on SEEK Company Reviews. Here is some what you could look forward to:

  • “Working for [the organising committee] isn’t your standard office job. You get to work with all the different teams that will make this the greatest games and understand what they do day to day. One day you are watching how the timing of major events is implemented, the next you are working with the security team to understand how event sites will be managed. Nowhere else will you get to work with such a diverse group of people who love coming into work each day.” Service Desk Manager.

  • “Having worked on the G20 Taskforce, I had my eyes set on GC2018 as my next aspiration. I joined [the organising committee] in April 2015 and was so excited to become part of a GREAT team and culture.” Accommodation Projects Officer.

  • “Working on GC2018 is a once in a lifetime experience. I am amazed at how much I have learnt in the past 3 months.” Uniform Co-ordinator.

  • “Being part of the event industry has opened my eyes to what motivated people can achieve, when they are prepared and willing to work.” Service Desk Manager.

  • “Since working within the sponsorship team I have gained so much knowledge and insight into all the other functional areas of the company, which has helped me also grow within my role.” Sponsorship Services Officer.

Working at an event such as the GC2018, can lead to a career working at events as it did for Doran. Many a staff member at former games have caught the bug and now follow the event around the globe.

That’s exactly what young Australian Natalie is doing. After twelve years of volunteer and then full time roles at events around the world she has returned home to work at GC2018. She can’t recommend it highly enough.

Katie Tillson, Workforce Planning Specialist at GC2018 says she loves her job so much that she also plans to follow her passion to continue working at major sporting events when her current role comes to an end.

Whether you’re after a one-off role, or a kick-start into career in sporting events, check out the roles on offer by clicking here.